Just in: Israeli, 34, is music director in Darmstadt

Just in: Israeli, 34, is music director in Darmstadt


norman lebrecht

September 04, 2018

The city has chosen Daniel Cohen, a former violinist in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, to be its Generalmusikdirektor.

Originally from Natanya, Cohen studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He assisted Boulez at the Lucern Festival and Dudamel at the LA Phil in 2012-13.

He is presently music director of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra and artistic director of the Gropius Ensemble.


  • Doug says:


    Alert the #MeToo crowd!

  • James says:

    He is also I believe Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin!

    • SUGGERITORE says:

      He was at the Deutsche Oper for two seasons. Last year he conducted, Turn of the Screw, Zauberflöte and Barbiere at the Staatsoper. He is, an excellent musician and lively guy.

  • Elda Larod says:

    Daniel Barenboim will be very pleased. He always knows how and when to make the right phone calls, particularly in Germany.